• When You Must Avoid Oil Pulling!

    Have you tried oil pulling yet?   It’s a simple technique that is very good for your oral health!  I’ve personally used to help my gums.  They were starting to recede (ouch!!) but a little oil pulling fixed them right up! We’re going to talk about how to oil pull, but I want to caution you.  If you have mercury fillings in your teeth, DO NOT oil pull until you have them removed!   And, please do have them removed.  Those mercury fillings are leaching mercury (gah!) into your body!!   If you oil pull when you have mercury fillings, the mercury is leached even faster!  (double gah!!) How do…

  • For Girls’ Eyes Only

      If you’re of the male persuasion, welcome, but may I suggest you find another post to read?  There’s a wonderful list of recent posts just to your right.   This one is for the girls. Ladies, we have a delicate subject to address today.  Did you know that the products commonly available for our monthly cycles likely contain carcinogens?  Yup, more carcinogens.  Sigh.   Dioxins Tampons contain dioxins, created during the bleaching process.  They’re in very small amounts and the FDA says these small amounts won’t hurt us.  BUT, the EPA hasn’t set an “acceptable” level of exposure since the real danger lies in repeated contact.  Would using about…

  • Colloidal Silver: My Secret Health Weapon

    Antibiotic resistance is becoming more and more common.    The Center for Disease Control reports that over 40,000 Americans die each year from bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics.  That seriously disturbs me! I am really excited to share with you about colloidal silver and its powerful effectiveness against bacteria.  Silver kills all sorts of bacteria including e-coli, staph, and strep.  The World Health Organization even uses colloidal silver as a disinfectant for water in developing countries. Silver has been used for centuries to kill bacteria and promote health.  According to Wikipedia, Hippocrates, the “father of medicine”, wrote that silver had beneficial healing and antidisease properties.  Silver fell out of…

  • Looking In The Right Place For Healing

    Chances are good, if you’re reading this post, that you live in the Western world.  Chances are therefore also fairly good that you have been raised in the Western model of medical thought.   As time marches on, more and more people are throwing up their hands in frustration, because their health needs are not being met.   I want to give you a brief overview today of why our Western model isn’t succeeding and suggest two different options that we would be prudent to consider. First, Western medicine is designed around a model of sickness and disease.   An average medical doctor is focused on symptoms and diagnosing disease.…

  • I’m an Accidental Oil Tycoon (and You Can Be One Too.)

      When we came home from our first year of full-time volunteer ministry in 2013, my dad asked what we were going to do next.  His question pertained to paying the bills.   I joked, “Well, dad, we’re in the oil business!”.   Little did I realize how much that joke would morph into reality. I had, hesitantly, joined Young Living the year before.  I wasn’t convinced essential oils would actually do anything, but I was willing to give the oils a shot because a naturopath doctor I trusted highly recommended them.   By the next year, I was completely hooked, and telling everyone I knew about oils and about the amazing things…

  • Visit the Young Living Farm in Ecuador with me!

    We recently had the opportunity to travel to the Young Living farm in Ecuador!   The entire trip was an amazing experience, so come along with me for the ride! Young Living pampers its members!  We stayed at the Hilton in Guayaquil, ate delicious catered meals, and enjoyed this YL swag bag!   (The phone chargers caught the attention of airport security on the way home, but they let me keep it lol).   The sunglasses are made of wood, so I can add oils to them and have diffuser sunglasses! We took a tour of the city, including a market to purchase souvenirs and this local city park.  Instead…

  • How to Slash Your Health Insurance Bill

    The holidays are upon us (yay!), and, for many of us, that means it’s time to renew our health care plans.   Some of you may have awesome health care, and thumbs up if you do!  Many more folks, however, pay at least an arm and a leg (sometimes two arms and two legs) for health care coverage. Almost 4 years ago, we switched a new model of health care coverage that has been AWESOME for us.   It’s called a healthcare sharing plan, and we use Samaritan’s Ministries for ours!   We pay a flat monthly premium for our entire family, and we can choose any provider we like.  My…

  • How to Use Your Essential Oil Diffuser!

    Diffusing essential oils is an awesome way to make your home smell great without the use of artificial – and toxin filled – sprays and plug-ins.   Some of our common air fresheners are VERY toxic – they rate a 9 (on a scale of 1 – 10) on the Toxic scale, according to the Think Dirty app!!  We need to get these OUT of our homes, and using an essential oils diffuser is a great way to do it!  Not only will your home smell better, but the air quality will improve!  Essential oils can actually clean the air, providing a boost to your respiratory system! It’s important to…